Thursday, April 13, 2006

First casualty?

There are no shoots, no buds, no leaves, nothing. This is the first time in four years that the clematis has decided to stay dormant. Dormant might be a little optimistic since it should be showing some signs of life by now. The days are getting longer and sun’s stronger, the ground’s warmer, and other plants have sprung back to life: garlic, rocket, poppy, hollyhock, aquilegia. So the Arctic Queen is my first casualty this year. It’s gone to join that veggie patch in the sky. And I don’t even know why? Was it pruned too late? Too cold and dry over winter? Going to have to chalk it down to (the growing number of) life’s mysteries.

2 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

that's a shame arsh! not to worry though - your big blousy aquilegias will do you proud!

12:58 PM  
Blogger lilymarlene said...

I accidentally strimmed my newly planted last autumn Clematis...one of the pretty pink ones " Montana"! I'm just hoping that it will regrow from the roots!!!!

8:54 PM  

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